Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay


This page is designed to display some of the most significant features of mineralsviewed in thin section, and to show the most conspicuous features of major rock-formingminerals.


Important Features Visible In Thin Section

Plane-Polarized Light

Crossed Polarizers

Features of Rock-Forming Minerals

Essential Minerals

Amphiboles and Pyroxenes

Important Igneous Minerals

Important Metamorphic Minerals


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Created 22 Sept 1997, Last Update 29 May 2020